After almost five years Regional Creative Industries Alliance is coming to an end!

Watch the conference!

Join us for the final conference where you will learn about the State of Play of the next programming period of Interreg Europe, hear a keynote speech on Creative Industries by Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, Managing Director at Creative Business Network and get some insights on the outcomes of the project on a policy level from the policy makers themselves.

You can engage in interesting panel discussions with experts and stakeholders on Creative Hubs & Clusters, Creative Industries & Access to Finance, Film Fund Policies and on the concrete Pilot Actions that have been implemented in three European regions.



Intro / Ice-Breaker

Welcoming words: Bernhard Sagmeister (Managing Director at Austria Wirtschaftsservice)

Interreg Europe: State of play? Laurentiu David (Policy Officer at Interreg Europe Joint Secretary)

Short insight to RCIA project: Christina Koch (Project Leader RCIA / EU-Project Manager at Austria Wirtschaftsservice)

Keynote-Speech on Creative Industries from Advisory Partner Creative Business Network: Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning (Managing Director at Creative Business Network)

Policy Makers giving national insights

  • Regina Rizzi-Pavek (Deputy Head of the Department Location and Corporate Finance at Austrian Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs)
  • Mariusz Sagan (Head of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Lublin City Office)
  • Franz Schöpf (Director of Innovation & Technology at the Autonomous Province of Bolzano)

Video-clip: summary Stakeholders’ interviews

11:15 CET

Panel Discussions

Creative Hubs & Clusters

  • Stéphanie Toussaint (Coordinator at Creative Hub Charleroi Metropole)
  • Ania Pașcalău (Marketing Director at Regional Excellence Center for Creative Industries)
  • Michał Ćwiek (Deputy Head at Design Development Foundation LuCreate)
  • Anastasios Velissariou (Chairman at Agrifood partnership of Sterea Ellada)


12:00 CET

Creative Industries and Access to Finance

  • Edgar Garcia (Director of Business Development at Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies)
  • Christina Koch (Project Leader RCIA / EU-project Manager at Austria Wirtschaftsservice)
  • Julia Gruszecka (CEO at MagicMug)
  • Anda Lagzdiņa (Project Manager at Development Finance Institution Altum)


12:45 CET

Film Fund Policies

  • Julia Schmölz (Head of Film Industry Support Austria at Austria Wirtschaftsservice)
  • Konstantinos Kakarountas (Director at Digital Animation House)
  • Birgit Oberkofler (Head of Film Fund & Commission at IDM Südtirol)
  • Virginie Nouvelle (General Director at Wallimage)


13:30 CET

RCIA Pilot Actions

Regional Creative Voucher Scheme: Ioana Dragos (Technical Expert at North-West Regional Development Agency)

Creative Voucher Scheme: Edyta Wiśniewska (Project Manager at Lublin City Office)

Design thinking for entrepreneurs: Berta Perez (Director of European Projects and Innovation at Barcelona Chamber of Commerce)


Outro / Ice-Breaker

14.15 CET

End of Conference